The 1949 short The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a Halloween-time classic that has thrills, chills, and oh hell, even some musical numbers. Based on the Washington Irving story, it features the story of Ichabod Crane, a schoolteacher romancing a … Continue reading →
(WARNING: This post contains spoilers for a film that is still in the theatres.) By now, the latest adaptation of It has been out for a little bit. Inevitably, the first question on everyone’s mind at the film’s announcement … Continue reading →
Idris Elba Kicking Ass and Taking Names = Worthwhile Movie Night
By all accounts, I probably shouldn’t be covering this particular trailer. I haven’t read the books the movie is based on; I’ve never really been a devotee of the fantasy genre, let alone epic fantasy; and I’m quite burned out on the “chosen one” plot device. That said, I have been somewhat won over to fantasy stories through the Game of Thrones TV show. Despite all the hype, it is a show that manages to skillfully tell a story with stellar acting (the real selling point, in my opinion), and so I’m game to another good epic if the acting is good and the story is engaging. However, it’s TV shows like Westworld that are nearest and dearest to my heart because it satisfies my personal checklist of things that I DO like:
- Westerns (all of them…even the cheesy, politically incorrect ones).
- Sci-fi, so long as the story doesn’t take a back seat to the whiz-bang gadgetry and world building.
- Sci-fi Westerns?? Awesome idea. I quite enjoyed Cowboys vs. Aliens. Judge me all you want. I feel no shame about this.
The Dark Tower may further scratch my weird-ass entertainment itch and then some due to a few more additions of things I quite like:
- Anything to do with parallel dimensions (I have a copy of Brian Greene’s The Hidden Reality on my To-Read List and intend to find a portal to somewhere someday).
- Idris Elba (do you need a reason?).
- Matthew McConaughey playing a bad guy.
Based on this trailer, The Dark Tower checks off the abovementioned attributes and is just a friggin cool trailer. So whether or not I’m “qualified” to highlight it, I want to anyway. There’s plenty of Matrix stylization and “we must save the world” dialogue, but watching Idris Elba in a black duster coat channeling his inner Wyatt Earp will alone be worth the $10-$15 for the movie ticket. I’ll definitely be watching.
Some people just don’t love the things you do; it’s bound to happen. For some, that’s Nirvana; for others, it’s The Godfather. For me, it’s Ready Player One. Yeah, I said it. I don’t like Ready Player One. I own it, … Continue reading →
“Thanks to the guy who told me SHAWSHANK is “the CASABLANCA of my generation, man.” The credit goes to my man Frank Darabont.” @StephenKing Andy Dufresne is sent to prison, goes through a lot of shit to get out again. … Continue reading →
“Two unrelated ideas, adolescent cruelty and telekinesis, came together, and I had an idea … “ – Stephen King Shy and bullied high school student Carrie White discovers she has psychic abilities. Just in time for Prom Season. The Book … Continue reading →
Beep-Beep readers, as some of you may know I’m the resident Stephen King fanboy around these parts and as a few may have seen, the trailer for IT just hit. So I lost my damn mind and wrote a lot about … Continue reading →
As a child, I loved watching the 1971 version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It was bright, it was fun, and it was loaded with sarcasm and candy: two of the things that continue to make my world … Continue reading →
2005’s Everything Is Illuminated is a film that manages to baffle me. On one hand, it’s excellent. On the other hand, everyone I mention this film to looks at me like I’ve sprouted an extra head and goes, “Is that … Continue reading →
I’m not giving this one a snappy title. Instead, I’m letting a wonderful meme that my dear friend Anastasia simply refers to as “The Lemur” do the talking. In all seriousness, this all-out war over the Ghostbusters remake has brought … Continue reading →